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AIBU to not like magicians?

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TiggyD Wed 13-Jan-16 07:55:04

It's not like magic is real. It's just a trick. They know how to do something that you don't and because of that they get all showy off about it and call it magic. They smugly taunt us by demonstrating that it's impossible, but it is possible because they cheat and they lie. Bastards.
I can do stuff that some people cant. I can change the batteries in a thing at work and other people don't know how, but I don't jump into evening dress and get all mystic about it.
They should tell us how their tricks work or fuck off.

merrymouse Wed 13-Jan-16 07:58:50

I don't dislike them personally, but I agree that watching magic is boring and that it would only be interesting if they told you how they did the trick afterwards.

scarlets Wed 13-Jan-16 08:07:25

I find it tedious.

FruStefanOla Wed 13-Jan-16 08:10:22

I find magicians boring too.

My Mum told me, many years ago, that apparently one of my cousins decided to become a magician - I have no idea if this is true as I haven't seen him since I was a kid <irrelevant>

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Wed 13-Jan-16 08:12:34

have no idea if this is true as I haven't seen him since I was a kid

Do you have any large boxes in the house?

gabsdot Wed 13-Jan-16 08:15:16

I saw a good magician on holiday once. He was all flourishy with scantily clad assistants. Its was quite entertaining. I can't stand kids party magic shows, probable because any time I've seen one it's been noisy and tedious

FruStefanOla Wed 13-Jan-16 08:18:27

grin Sally grin

Notasinglefuckwasgiven Wed 13-Jan-16 08:18:50

sally grin

catbasilio Wed 13-Jan-16 08:21:59

I love magicians, they are awesome. Even those statue types who sit / hang in the air in Trafalgar square. Don't like those blonde lady assistants though.

OurBlanche Wed 13-Jan-16 08:22:35

I love the prestidigitators, mainly because of the word. The close up sleight of hand is a skill I can admire.

But the big stuff bores me. I used to try and work it out, but that becomes pointless when you consider how many theatres etc are built with magic tricks in mind.

And, because of a toy my grandmother had, I always knew how the elephant disappeared!

FishWithABicycle Wed 13-Jan-16 08:24:48

Yanbu. I see nothing entertaining about being lied to by someone who won't admit they are lying.

whois Wed 13-Jan-16 08:26:01

Well of course there isn't real 'magic' - the magic is doing something that you have no idea how they could have done it.

I love watching magic.

Lweji Wed 13-Jan-16 08:26:01

There is a fine line between entertaining and distracting the audience and boring them.
The last time I went to a show it got really boring in thr end.
But I love magic

Champagneformyrealfriends Wed 13-Jan-16 08:27:40

grin YANBU - I think you should dress up though next time you change those batteries.

TiggyD Wed 13-Jan-16 08:31:34

To know something that other people want to know and not tell them is rude. Magicians are rude.

The next time I change the batteries I will wear a spangly bikini with feathers in my hair.

RonniePickering Wed 13-Jan-16 08:33:24

I enjoy a good magician, but hate having to watch a crap one.

I totally agree you should slip into an evening gown and change those batteries with a flourish though.

Porcupinepantaloons Wed 13-Jan-16 08:34:41

Magicians are nothing more than liars! Lying bastards!

' wooooo I will saw this lady in half'
No you won't you big fat liar!

Don't get me started on those statue performers - creepy fuckers! angry

TiggyD Wed 13-Jan-16 08:36:56

I remember a comedian whose name I can't remember had a real rant about Paul Daniels along the lines of "You selfish bastard! You can do magic. Produce things out of thin air. You could use your powers to heal the world and what do you do with them? Cheap parlour tricks!"

But of course they can't heal the world because they're liars.

RonniePickering Wed 13-Jan-16 08:39:59

Where's your sense of wonder, Tiggy, ya misery guts?

SladeGreen Wed 13-Jan-16 08:43:12

I love seeing children's faces light up as they watch a magician perform tricks. That's what childhood is all about - innocence and imagination. Even as an adult, I enjoy watching elaborate tricks that obviously take a lot of skill. We all know its not real, but that doesn't mean it can't be exciting.

TiggyD Wed 13-Jan-16 08:44:52

I'd rather have a sense of knowing than a sense of wondering.

SevenOfNineTrue Wed 13-Jan-16 08:47:06

I used to like them as a child but now I can't see the point. As you say OP, it is not 'magic' it is illusions and trickery.

knobblyknee Wed 13-Jan-16 08:52:42

I remember David Copperfield flying on stage. They put it on the news. The news caster did look a bit bemused about it.
He said 'look at me ladies and gentlemen, I can fly, yes I can'. But as he took off there was a brief moment of agony, as if hair was trapped somewhere, or something was caught in a zip.
He was a true pro and covered it up, but I saw it.

I saw Jack Dee live, and he mentioned it as well. Then he said 'come on then Dave, if you can fly lets see you do it outside. Come on everyone, out to the car park, Dave is going to fly.

You are not alone.

SladeGreen Wed 13-Jan-16 09:04:39

knobbly That is hilarious grin

DramaQueenofHighCs Wed 13-Jan-16 09:17:34

I love magicians personally, but I don't think you are being U at all if you hate them. Each to their own.
Though after saying that I love them - My DS(7) is obsessed with magic and so is always putting on 'shows' for us.... Now especially as DH and I help him work out the tricks to begin with, there are only so many times you can see the same ten tricks shakily performed without getting bored silly! (But he loves it so it's all good really - his latest truck is a toy 'mouse' that you can put in a box and put swords through!)

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